October CSFF Blog Tour ~ Spirit Well Day 3

Day #3 of the Spirit Well CSFF Blog Tour

The past and the present are our means; the future alone is our end .

~ Blaise Pascal

The Bright Empire series by Stephen R Lawhead continues with The Spirit Well.  

The Bone House
 left us with Kit having discovered what he believes to be the Spirit Well, a conclusion he came to after observing Arthur Flinders-Petrie enter a deep water filled environment with a dead woman who is restored to life.

Mina, after being warned by Haven of Burleigh's suspicions, has left Prague in the hopes of somehow locating Kit.  When she can find no sign of him, Mina goes to Spain in the hopes that Brother Lazarus can help her in her quest.

Meanwhile we are introduced to Cassandra Clarke who, while on a dig in Arizona, discovers by accident the Ghost Walk.  But when she determines to study this phenomenon she jumps to other places and becomes lost to her time and place, ending up in 1950s Damascus.  There she finds the Zetetic Society who are seeking to achieve God's purpose for His creation - unity and harmony as the Creator intended and to be fully realised at "the end of time and the beginning of eternity.

In the Spirit Well we discover the circumstances that resulted in the creation of the Skin Map and its separation as well as Burleigh's discovery of the ley lines.

The Zetetic Society is searching for Sir Henry, Cosimo, and Kit.  The three have disappeared as has Sir Henry's portion of the map.  The society feels that discovering them is of the highest priority and assign this task to Cassandra.

Treachery and betrayals abound as many search for the greatest discovery of Arthur Flinders-Petrie.  A discovery that Kit has discovered, but can he find his way back?

As is often mentioned by various characters throughout the series There are no coincidences.  There is a purpose behind everything that happens in our lives though we may not be able to ascertain it at the time.

The Spirit Well is filled with trips that span the centuries and the globe will leave you anticipating what will come next in The Shadow Lamp book 4.   Unfortunately we will have to wait until September 2013 to continue our journey along the lines.

Get ready to go on an adventure that will test your ability to adapt and prepare to grow your mind!  The unknown is greater than you ever imagined!

In conjunction with the CSSF blog tour, I received a copy of this book from the publisher for this review.

Thanks for joining me for the Spirit Well CSFF Blog Tour.  Please  be sure to check-out the all other tour sites!
Jim Armstrong  Julie Bihn  Red Bissell  Jennifer Bogart   Thomas Clayton Booher  Thomas Fletcher BooherBeckie Burnham  Brenda Castro  Jeff Chapman  Christine  Karri Compton  Theresa Dunlap  Emmalyn Edwards  April Erwin  Victor Gentile  Jeremy Harder  Bruce Hennigan  Timothy Hicks  Janeen IppolitoBecca Johnson  Jason Joyner  Carol Keen  Emileigh Latham  Rebekah Loper  Shannon McDermottMeagan @ Blooming with Books  Rebecca LuElla Miller  Anna Mittower  Joan Nienhuis  Lyn Perry Nathan Reimer  Chawna Schroeder  Rachel Starr Thomson  Robert Treskillard  Steve Trower  Dona Watson  Shane Werlinger  Phyllis Wheeler

Visit author Stephen R. Lawhead on Facebook or his website to learn more about the Bright Empire series.

The Skin Map (Bright Empires)  The Bone House (Bright Empires)  The Spirit Well (Bright Empires)


  1. It really is quite a shame that we are going to have to wait for two years to know what happens next! AH! The anxiety!

  2. What a nice, succinct summary of this story. Wow! I didn't think it possible to distill this complex interweaving of characters into something so easy to understand. Well done.


  3. thanks for sharing..


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